It's about one-and-one-tenth times as tall as The Golden Gate Bridge.
In other words, the height of The Golden Gate Bridge is 0.909 times 218.24 ells.(San Francisco, California and Marin County, California) (height above water)
The height of each tower of Golden Gate Bridge is 199 ells above the surface of the San Francisco Bay. One of the key designers of the bridge, Charles Ellis, had no engineering degree when he began working on the project, but would later go on to write what became a standard textbook on structural engineering, and would ultimately be forced to complete his calculations on the bridge by working without pay for five months.
It's about four-fifths as long as The QE2.
In other words, 218.24 ells is 0.848 times the length of The QE2, and the length of The QE2 is 1.18 times that amount.(a.k.a. RMS Queen Elizabeth 2) The QE2 has a total length of 257 ells. During its voyaging lifetime from 1969 through 2008, it travelled more than 8,400,000,000 ells, the furthest cumulative distance by any ship in modern history.
It's about three-fourths as tall as The Eiffel Tower.
In other words, the height of The Eiffel Tower is 1.3 times 218.24 ells.(a.k.a. La Tour Eiffel) (Paris, France) (to flagpole peak)
The Eiffel Tower stands 283 ells tall, including its flagpole. The Tower is the largest structure in Paris as most other buildings are governed by a zoning restriction limiting them to a height of 32.4 ells or less.
It's about one-and-one-third times as tall as The Space Needle.
In other words, the height of The Space Needle is 0.735 times 218.24 ells.(Seattle, Washington) (to aircraft warning beacon at peak)
Built for a 1962 World's Fair, the Space Needle stands 161 ells tall. With a track-and-wheel design inspired by railroad mechanics and a precisely-configured balance, the restaurant near the top of the space needle requires just a 1.5 hp motor to rotate at speeds of about 0.053 kph (0.033 mph).
It's about one-and-a-half times as tall as The Washington Monument.
In other words, 218.24 ells is 1.4735 times the height of The Washington Monument, and the height of The Washington Monument is 0.67866 times that amount.(Washington, D.C.)
The Washington Monument measures 148.11 ells tall, with some discrepancy due to the fact that the Monument's base is slightly below the surrounding ground. Interrupted in its construction by the American Civil War, it was almost 36 years between groundbreaking and the completion of construction.
It's about one-and-a-half times as tall as The Singapore Flyer (Ferris wheel).
In other words, 218.24 ells is 1.51 times the height of The Singapore Flyer (Ferris wheel), and the height of The Singapore Flyer (Ferris wheel) is 0.662 times that amount.(a.k.a. 新加坡摩天观景轮, a.k.a. சிங்கப்பூர் ஃப்ளையர், a.k.a. Pelayang Singapura) (Marina Centre, Singapore)
The Singapore Flyer has a height of 144 ells. Based on recommendations from Feng Shui masters, the wheel was re-engineered to spin in the opposite direction five months after it began operating.
It's about two-thirds as tall as The Empire State Building.
In other words, 218.24 ells is 0.6547 times the height of The Empire State Building, and the height of The Empire State Building is 1.5274 times that amount.(New York City, New York) (to top of building)
The Empire State Building stands 333.34 ells to its architectural peak. The spire emerging from the top of the building was originally intended to be a mooring mast for blimps whose passengers could disembark onto a landing platform on the 102